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Carne y Arena. Agency and Displacement of the Interactor in a Border Crossing VR Documentary Experience

Fales, Ludovica; (2022) Carne y Arena. Agency and Displacement of the Interactor in a Border Crossing VR Documentary Experience. Tracce Urbane , 7 (11) pp. 151-166. 10.13133/2532-6562/17930. Green open access

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Abstract

Upon applying the idea of “border as a method” (Mezzadra and Nielsen, 2013) as an epistemic viewpoint, to the VR project of migrants’ border crossing Carne y Arena, which was created by award winning director Alejandro Iñárritu in 2018, I would like to critically discuss the idea of positioning and of “displacement” of the “interactor” (Gaudenzi, 2019) within this experience. Shifting from subjective to objective displacement within the experience itself, working within the “syncretic space” of VR and on the ambiguity of sensory immersion and dissociation, Carne y Arena activates a series of reflections on “subjectivation and displacement” (Revel, 2013) connected to the positioning of the “inter-actor” and the extent to which the agency offered can actually be fully performed within this hybrid experience, situated on the verge between documentary, interactive storytelling and installation art. What I would like to discuss here is what kind of freedom and power to make decisions is actually allowed to the user and what is the appropriate framework we need to employ in order to discuss it.

Type: Article
Title: Carne y Arena. Agency and Displacement of the Interactor in a Border Crossing VR Documentary Experience
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.13133/2532-6562/17930
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.13133/2532-6562/17930
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2022 Ludovica Fales. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: border, inter-actor, virtual reality
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10190663
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